Synopses & Reviews
Anatural evolution from the earlier, much-acclaimed collection In Love
& Trouble, these fourteen provocative and often humorous stories show
women oppressed but not defeated.These are hopeful stories about love,
lust, fame, and cultural thievery, the delight of new lovers, and the
rediscovery of old friends, affirmed even across self-imposed color lines.
PRAISE FOR YOU CANT KEEP A GOODWOMAN DOWN
“Its important, frankly political, semi-taboo subject matter should automatically
make You Cant Keep a Good Woman Down fascinating to anyone.”
—THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
A natural evolution from the earlier, much-acclaimed collection In Love & Trouble, these fourteen provocative and often humorous stories show women oppressed but not defeated. “[Walker] shrinks from no moral or emotional complexity, and she writes consummately skillful short stories” (Alice Adams, San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle).
About the Author
Best-selling novelist ALICE WALKER is the author of five other novels, five collections of short stories, six collections of essays, seven volumes of poetry, including the most recent Hard Times Require Furious Dancing, and several childrens books. Her books have been translated into more than two dozen languages.
Table of Contents
Nineteen fifty-five -- How did I get away with killing one of the biggest lawyers in the state? : it was easy -- Elethia -- The lover -- Petunias -- Coming apart -- Fame -- The abortion -- Porn -- Advancing Luna -- and Ida B. Wells -- Laurel -- A letter of the times, or should this sado-masochism be saved? -- A sudden trip home in the Spring -- Source.